Recommended Wellness Retreats for 2023

Updated: July 26, 2023
By Kathleen LeSage

As we bask in the warmth of summer and leave Memorial Day behind, this time of year feels different, as it marks the fourth summer without the presence of New Life Hiking Spa. Over the passage of time following our closure in 2020 due to Covid, the prospect of reviving New Life Hiking Spa, a proud establishment that served for over four decades, has slowly diminished.

In creating this website, our intention was to maintain a connection with all those we’ve encountered on our journey. Many of us have now crossed the threshold of 50 and beyond, which led to the idea of sharing timely topics on wellness for individuals in this age group. We wanted to ensure that remained “live” by pointing it to should the possibility of reopening ever arise.

Meanwhile, we have received numerous inquiries from you, our valued community, seeking recommendations for alternative retreats to explore. I am pleased to announce that I have updated with our carefully selected retreat recommendations for 2023. These retreats offer hiking opportunities and are currently open, providing you with the flexibility to plan your wellness journey at your convenience. Additionally, I would like to draw your attention to a former New Life Hiking Spa fitness director, Beth Roberts, who will be hosting weekend retreats in Vermont. You can find detailed information on her offerings by clicking here.

Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat – Ainsworth, BC, Canada
Rated one of the best health retreats in the world, Mountain Trek is a week-long immersive health reset program proven to dramatically transform a guest’s body, mind, and spirit. Mountain Trek is perfect for those who feel overworked, overweight, or just in need of time to unplug, slow down, and recharge. Located in the majestic and healing forests of British Columbia, Canada, this award-winning health reset program features daily guided hikes, nourishing chef-prepared meals, functional fitness classes, gentle yoga, guided relaxation sessions, therapeutic massages, and a state-of-the-art spa. Every aspect of the week is meticulously designed and personalized by a curated team of 40+ professionals, who expertly guide a maximum of 15 guests through a life-changing health journey.  Guests melt stress away, restore energy levels, burn fat, purge toxins, and return home revitalized, recharged, and years younger than when they arrived. More information can be found at

Skyterra Wellness Retreat – Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Discover a holistic approach to wellness at the Skyterra Wellness Retreat. Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, this retreat offers affordable programs designed to enhance your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. With a focus on fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and personal growth, you can engage in fitness classes, outdoor activities, educational workshops, and indulge in nourishing and delicious farm-to-table meals. More information can be found at

Eupepsia – Bland, Virginia
Escape to the peaceful countryside of Virginia and discover Eupepsia, an affordable wellness retreat nestled amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains. This retreat offers a range of wellness programs, including yoga, meditation, detoxification, and personalized nutritional guidance. Immerse yourself in the healing environment, enjoy gourmet organic meals, and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. More information can be found at

Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head, South Carolina
Located on the stunning Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, Hilton Head Health is an affordable wellness retreat that provides a comprehensive approach to health and well-being. This retreat offers personalized fitness programs, nutritional counseling, stress management techniques, and a variety of wellness workshops. Enjoy the pristine beaches, engage in fitness activities, savor healthy gourmet cuisine, and embark on a journey towards lasting wellness. More information can be found at

The Lodge at Woodloch – Hawley, Pennsylvania
Experience tranquility and relaxation at The Lodge at Woodloch in Pennsylvania’s picturesque Pocono Mountains. This luxury wellness retreat offers packages focused on rejuvenation and self-care. Indulge in spa treatments, participate in fitness classes and outdoor activities, and nourish your body with farm-to-table cuisine. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings, and find inner peace through yoga and meditation practices. More information can be found at

Red Mountain Resort – Ivins, Utah
Located in the breathtaking landscapes of St. George, Utah, Red Mountain Spa offers a wellness retreat that combines adventure, relaxation, and self-discovery. Engage in guided hikes, outdoor activities, fitness classes, and pamper yourself with spa treatments. Nourish your body with healthy cuisine and immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the red rock canyons. More information can be found at

Additional resources for wellness retreats can be found at is a comprehensive website that serves as a guide for spa enthusiasts across the United States. With its user-friendly interface and extensive database, it offers a wealth of information about various spa resorts and wellness retreats throughout America. One of the standout features of the website is its powerful search tool, which allows users to easily navigate through a vast selection of spa destinations based on specific criteria. Whether you’re looking for a spa with breathtaking mountain views, oceanfront serenity, or urban luxury, the search tool enables you to filter results based on location, amenities, treatments, and more. This functionality ensures that each user can find the perfect spa experience that aligns with their preferences and desires. Whether you seek a serene escape, a romantic getaway, or a wellness retreat, and its intuitive search tool are the perfect resources to help you discover the ideal spa destination for a truly unforgettable experience.

Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey, and we sincerely hope that you find these retreat recommendations helpful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


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